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Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 12 April 2022, 3.29pm

Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 2.54pm to Wed 1 Jun 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Apr 2022, 3.29pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed for flood repairs

The following attractions and amenities are closed from Tuesday 12 April 2022 for repairs following the recent floods:

  • Dennings Labyrinth
  • Junction Cave
  • Kooringa Cave
  • Kui Kiosk
  • Mares Forest Creek walking track
  • Post Office Cottage
  • Victoria Arch walking track
  • Wombeyan Waterfall walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact Wombeyan Caves on 02 4843 5976.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
1 June 2022 Closed parks Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve planned closure Details

Applies from Wed 1 Jun 2022, 3.13pm to Tue 31 Jan 2023, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Apr 2022, 4.00pm

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve will be closed from Wednesday 1 June 2022 to Tuesday 31 January 2023 for major upgrade works. There will be no public access to any of the reserve, including camping, cabins and caves during this period.

For further information contact Wombeyan Caves office on 02 4843 5976.

Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 22 May 2022, 7.28am to Thu 9 Jun 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 May 2022, 3.16pm

Closed areas: Glenbrook Causeway closed due to flooding

Glenbrook Causeway will be closed from Sunday 22 May to Thursday 9 June 2022 due to flooding. The following areas are closed to vehicles but still open to walkers and cyclists:

  • The Oaks Single track
  • Euroka campground
  • Euroka picnic area
  • Red Hands Cave
  • Red Hands Cave walking track
  • Woodford Oaks trail
  • Jack Evans track
  • Nepean lookout
  • Nepean River walking track
  • Mount Portal lookout
  • Tunnel View lookout

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Sat 9 Apr 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 May 2022, 1.47pm

Closed areas: Parts of Blue Mountains National Park closed

Many walking tracks, roads and fire trails within Blue Mountains National Park remain closed following sustained wet weather, subsequent geological instability and infrastructure upgrades. As sites are re-opened, we remind visitors that these areas have been subject to long periods of high rainfall, and landslides, rockfall and treefall can occur without notice.

Please check which areas are closed before travelling.

The following areas are closed:

Katoomba and Leura

  • Mount Hay Road is closed to vehicles. Walking and cycling access only due to road conditions.
  • Hat Hill Road is closed to vehicles. Walking and cycling access only due to road conditions. 
  • Kedumba Pass and Sublime Point fire trails
  • Gordon Falls track and lookout closed from Monday 2 May 2022 due to track work
  • Lillians Bridge track - closure at junction of Inspiration Point track. No through access to Valley of the Waters and the Conservation Hut due to a major landslide  
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Prince Henry Cliff walk between Lady Darley lookout and Cliff View lookout due to track work
  • Amphitheatre track
  • Lone Lyrebird track between Gordon Road and the War Memorial, due to a major washout.
  • Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell walking tracks
  • Golf Links lookout to Carleton Road, Leura, is closed Monday to Friday for trackwork.
  • Federal Pass walking track
  • Dardanelles Pass loop walking track
  • Giant Stairway (Echo Point to Scenic World) 
  • Furber Steps-Scenic Railway walking track
  • Golden Stairs walking track
  • Leura Cascades Fern Bower circuit
  • Lyrebird Dell walking track
  • Narrow Neck trail
  • Ruined Castle walking track 
  • Six Foot Track - Nellies Glen to Megalong Valley

Wentworth Falls

  • Nature track closed between Edinburgh Castle Rock and Lilians Bridge
  • Valley of Waters walking track closed below Sylvia Falls
  • Charles Darwin walk
  • National Pass
  • Wentworth Pass
  • No access to Conservation Hut parking area or visitor facilities
  • No access to Lawson View fire trail to allow for road upgrade. Works are expected to be completed by Tuesday 31 May, 2022.
  • Kedumba River Crossing campground

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • All access tracks into the Grose Valley are closed, including Perrys, Shortridge pass (Lockleys Pylon to Blue Gum), Victoria Falls walking track, Govetts Descent, Horse track, Rodriguez and Pierces Pass.
  • Braeside walking track due to track work (Braeside fire trail is open to cyclists and walkers.)
  • Walls Cave walking track due to track work
  • Evans lookout carpark and visitor facilities
  • Evans lookout 
  • Clifftop walking track - return walk only from Govetts Leap. No access via Braeside or Evans lookout.  
  • Victoria Falls Road closed to vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists)
  • Grand Canyon walking track
  • Acacia Flat campground
  • Blue Gum Forest
  • Govetts Leap descent
  • Perrys Lookdown campground
  • Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track 
  • Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track 
  • Pulpit Rock lookout
  • Pulpit walking track
  • Rodriguez Pass walking track
  • Victoria Falls walking track 
  • Pt Pilcher Lookout and Grand Canyon Rd (Medlow Bath) closed to all traffic to allow for flood recovery works from Monday 23rd May until 3rd June.  

Lawson, Woodford, Hazelbrook

  • Murphys Road fire trail closed to vehicles (open to walkers and cyclists)
  • Empire Pass
  • Bedford Creek fire trail closed from Wednesday 18 May until Friday 10 June 2022 to allow for flood recovery works. No access for walkers or cyclists.  

Canyons and rock climbing

  • Empress and Grand Canyon are closed
  • Juggler Canyon Access closed to allow for road works along Grand Canyon Rd from Monday 23rd May until 3rd June.
  • Climbing and canyoning areas in Blue Mountains are open unless the access road is closed or the site is listed in this alert.

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas

Grade 5 tracks and off-trail areas are open, excluding those listed below. Grade 5 tracks are for very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills such as advanced navigation and emergency first aid. Please visit this page for further information on track grades.

If you plan on embarking on Grade 5 tracks and undertaking off-trail activities, please be aware of the likelihood of changed conditions and consider current safety advice.

Closed Grade 5 tracks:

  • Mount Solitary loop due to landslides near Ruined Castle
  • K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) access only available from either Green Gully (Dunphy's campground) or Kanangra Walls. Narrow Neck Plateau is closed due to a large geological hazard. Other: Due to the ongoing wet conditions, Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.
  • Shortridge Pass from Lockleys Pylon to Blue Gum
  • Roberts Pass
  • Lindeman Pass
  • Rodriguez Pass
  • Govetts Descent
  • Horse track
  • Vera Falls and Hippocrene Falls walking tracks

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 24 May 2022, 7.58am to Thu 2 Jun 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 May 2022, 9.09am

Closed areas: Burralow Creek campground

Burralow Creek campground is closed until Thursday 2 June 2022 due to wet weather.

The following fire trails are also closed:

  • Paterson Range fire trail
  • Tabaraga Ridge fire trail
  • Burralow fire trail

The closure will be revised on Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Sun 24 Apr 2022, 10.09am to Fri 3 Jun 2022, 12.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 11.46am

Closed areas: Grand Canyon walking track closed

Grand Canyon walking track is closed from Sunday 24 April 2022 until further notice following sustained wet weather, subsequent geological instability.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 1.54pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 4.51pm

Safety alerts: Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) access

Access to K2K (Kanangra to Katoomba) is only available from either Green Gully (Dunphies Campground) or Kanangra Walls.

Narrow Neck Plateau is closed due to geological hazards. 

Please be aware the Coxs River can flood at short notice and may be impassable. Walkers should check conditions before departing.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 1.40pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 7.44am

Closed areas: Kowmung River fire trail closed

Kowmung River fire trail is closed until further notice due to heavy rainfall and rising rivers. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 6 Jan 2022, 11.12am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 10.03am

Closed areas: Martins lookout fire trail closed

Martins lookout fire trail is closed from Thursday 6 January to Thursday 30 June 2022 for repairs and maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 4.22pm to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 4.23pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve from Monday 9th May 2022 to Friday 20th May 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 3.36pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 4.14pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.06am to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.51pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Kanangra Boyd National Park from Monday 9 May 2022 to Friday 20 May 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 11.02am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.50pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Kanangra Boyd National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 9.35am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.49pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Mares Forest National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 9.45am to Mon 30 May 2022, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 12.33pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from from Monday 16 May 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egans Peak Nature Reserve
  • Monga National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • South East Forest National Park
  • Tarlo River National Park and
  • Wadbilliga National Park

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Merimula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Sun 8 May 2022, 8.36am to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 8.39am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 11.40am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program from Monday 9 May to Friday 20 May 2022 in the following parks:

  • Bangadilly National Park
  • Guula Ngurra National Park
  • Nattai National Park
  • Joadja Nature Reserve
  • Bargo State Conservation Area

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Mount Annan area office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 7.00am to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 11.33am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:

  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

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Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 10.59am to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 11.02am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Mares Forest National Park from Monday 9th May 2022 to Friday 20th May 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 3 May 2022, 2.11pm to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 May 2022, 2.54pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area from Monday 9th May 2022 to Friday 20th May 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Tue 3 May 2022, 2.20pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 May 2022, 2.29pm

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.16pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 May 2022, 2.20pm

Other planned events: Notice of Ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local Kanangra NPWS area office at Oberon on 6336 6200 for more information.

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 3.01pm to Fri 9 Sep 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 May 2022, 9.25am

Closed areas: Closed Area: Conservation Hut and Evans lookout visitor precinct upgrades

The visitor precincts at Evans lookout, Blackheath and Conservation Hut (Valley of the Waters), Wentworth Falls are closed for upgrades from Monday 2 May to early September 2022.

The works include construction of new accessible toilet blocks, pathways and improvements to the lookouts and car parks.

The carparks, toilets and lookouts will be closed during construction.

Walking track access will be provided to walking tracks that are open.

In Blackheath, the Grand Canyon track is currently closed. The Cliff Top track will remain open with access from Govetts Leap only as a return walk. There is no access from Evans Lookout or Braeside walking track.

Track closures are updated regularly, check nswparks.info/alerts-bluemtns for updates.

The upgrades are part of the NSW government infrastructure investment and more detail can be found on www.environment.nsw.gov.au/blue-mountains-national-park or by calling the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.52am to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 4.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Friday 20 May 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.10am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 4.33pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Wollemi National Park on the following dates:

  • Wollemi-Yengo and Mudgee areas: Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area: Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 9.12am to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 4.23pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Wollemi National Park from Monday 9 May to Friday 20 May 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Hawkesbury-Nattai area at Mt Annan: 02 4632 4500
  • Wollemi-Yengo area at Bulga: 02 6574 5555
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.50am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 4.00pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Goulburn River National Park from Monday 9 May to Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Mudgee Area office for more information on 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.46am to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 3.53pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Gardens of Stone National Park from Monday 9 May to Friday 20 May 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000

Applies from Fri 29 Apr 2022, 8.29am to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Gardens of Stone National Park on the following dates:

  • Mudgee area from Monday 9 May 2022 to Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Kanangra area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS Area office for more information:

  • Kanangra area at Oberon: 02 6336 6200
  • Mudgee area at Mudgee: 02 6370 9000.

Applies from Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.32pm to Mon 20 Jun 2022, 1.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Apr 2022, 1.48pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Blue Mountains National Park from Monday 9th May 2022 to Friday 20th May 2022.

The operation will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local NPWS area office for more information

Kanangra at Oberon – 6336 6200

Hawkesbury-Nattai at Mt Annan – 4632 4500.

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Applies from Tue 26 Apr 2022, 9.29am to Fri 27 May 2022, 9.32am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Apr 2022, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Trails closed in Little Forest West area

The following trails are closed to Friday 27 May 2022, due to the poor conditions of the tracks and risks associated with the recent severe weather:

  • Baldy Billy peak walking track
  • Wollondilly River walking track

Please check park alerts for updates. This closure maybe extended further if rain occurs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3.38pm to Fri 27 May 2022, 7.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 9.53am

Closed areas: Tugalong area closed

The Tugalong area in Guula Ngurra National Park is closed until further notice due to upgrades. 

This closure will be reviewed on Friday 27 May 2022.

The Mount Penang section of Guula Ngurra are open, including Mount Penang loop walk, which was formerly part of Bangadilly National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 4.26pm

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury-Nattai area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 7.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Apr 2022, 2.07pm

Other incidents: Oaks Singles track undergoing maintenance

Maintenance works are underway on Oaks Singles track from Friday 28 January 2022, due to erosion issues and major safety concerns.

The track will undergo vegetation maintenance followed by the addition of sandstone surface to stabilise some sections and rock armouring in poorly drained sections.

For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Tue 12 Apr 2022, 2.54pm to Wed 1 Jun 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Apr 2022, 3.29pm

Closed areas: Areas closed for flood repairs

The following attractions and amenities are closed from Tuesday 12 April 2022 for repairs following the recent floods:

  • Dennings Labyrinth
  • Junction Cave
  • Kooringa Cave
  • Kui Kiosk
  • Mares Forest Creek walking track
  • Post Office Cottage
  • Victoria Arch walking track
  • Wombeyan Waterfall walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact Wombeyan Caves on 02 4843 5976.

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Applies from Thu 25 Nov 2021, 10.05am. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Mar 2022, 12.38pm

Safety alerts: Flood damage and creek levels high

Heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding. Please be aware that creek and river levels are elevated. Crossings may not be passable. Many roads and walking tracks are closed.

Do not cross creeks where water levels are high. Walkers should be prepared to retrace steps.

As an indicator, walkers should not attempt crossings where water is flowing over stepping stones.

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Applies from Fri 24 Dec 2021, 11.32am to Sun 10 Jul 2022, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Dec 2021, 11.45am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 28 December 2021 and Tuesday 28 June 2022 in Nattai National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Fri 19 Nov 2021, 2.34pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Jan 2022, 9.52am

Closed areas: Conservation Hut cafe closed

The Conservation Hut cafe is closed until further notice.

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Applies from Thu 11 Nov 2021, 8.32am to Mon 3 Oct 2022, 8.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Dec 2021, 8.35am

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park -  Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing 

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

 

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 2.58pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 2.22pm

Other incidents: Wombeyan Caves Road (via Mittagong) closed

Wombeyan Caves Road (via Mittagong) is closed between Goodman's Ford and Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve while major flood repairs are in progress. Alternative routes are from Goulburn via the Hume Highway or from the Blue Mountains.

For more information visit the Wingecarribee Shire Council website.

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/post-office-cottage/local-alerts

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